Joe is the founding and lead pastor of Manna Church in Colorado Springs, CO. After working for six years with Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC, Joe felt God calling him back to Colorado to launch a life-giving, world-changing church with his wife, Elissa.
Joe is an ordained minister who graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Biblical Studies and Grace College of Divinity with a Master’s in Christian Leadership. Joe loves his family, the outdoors, endurance racing, mentoring young men, and chocolate chip cookies.
Elissa is an incredible wife, mother, and friend to many. She is a Registered Nurse who graduated from Hampton University with her BSN. Elissa loves spending time with her family, painting, reading, running, and convincing her husband she really does like the outdoors.
Together, Joe and Elissa are the proud parents of their son, Joby, and are passionate about seeing other’s lives transformed by the power of Christ.